An Inside Look into the Life of a Brilliant Surgeon

We are incredibly proud of Mr. Sanjay Sharma, Consultant Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Surgeon at Hartog Dental, for his recent appearance on the BBC documentary following surgeons. Watching this program was both fascinating and eye-opening, offering a glimpse into his remarkable expertise in treating some of the most challenging cases involving the face, jaw, and mouth.

An Inspiring Insight into Sanjay’s Skills

Proud of Our Team

While surgery isn’t for the faint of heart, this documentary provides a profound insight into just how brilliant Sanjay is in his field. His unwavering commitment to excellence and dedication to patient care make us truly proud to have him as a member of the Hartog Dental team.

Watch the Documentary

BBC – Surgeons: At the Edge of Life – Ep. 6 Hope

Discover the incredible skill and dedication of Mr. Sanjay Sharma by watching the BBC documentary. It’s a remarkable story of resilience, teamwork, and medical excellence.

About The Programme

Maxillofacial consultant Sanjay Sharma takes on some of the most challenging cases involving the face, jaw and mouth.

Sanjay originally operated on sixty-seven-year-old Sue three years ago to remove cancer and to reconstruct her jaw. However, subsequent radiotherapy caused her to develop a rare condition that damaged blood vessels and caused the bone in the reconstruction to die. Sue’s jaw has started to crumble, resulting in infections and a loss of function, including difficulty eating and speaking. Sanjay now faces the challenging task of rebuilding Sue’s jaw once again.

The procedure is so extensive that Sanjay will be joined in theatre by three other surgeons. As Sanjay removes dead bone and tissue from the jaw, plastic surgeon Nigel Horlock will work on Sue’s leg, cutting a skin flap and section of fibula bone to form the new facial reconstruction. Because the blood vessels in Sue’s neck have been damaged, the surgeons also need to create a new blood supply to Sue’s face by harvesting an alternative blood vessel. This will be connected to her mammary artery and then tunnelled underneath the skin to reach the neck, where it will be connected to the flap’s vein and artery. When problems develop with the blood flow, Sue’s reconstruction hangs in the balance.